California Baptist University Graduate Program Reviews

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96%
of students recommend
(4.25 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 70 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC and NASM
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ACBSP, + 2 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 8,541 (6,630 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 51% part-time, 49% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $11,942
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Marriage & Family Therapy
Graduation Year: 2015

My Graduate Program pros are that I have excellent Professors who give quality instruction and I have a lot of support from the faculty. I love the Campus it is clean, safe , and has computer access most of the time. The Cons would be that they don't have a Doctorate program and I wish the on campus professors would lecture online as well.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

I really feel like I have gotten a high quality education through Cal Baptist. This program is rigorous and requires quite a bit of work but the majority of the professors I have had are quite knowledgeable and relevant. I took classes through both the on campus program and the ops online program. I would have to say if my situation permitted I would have much rather stuck to the on campus program, but that may just be a personal preference on my end.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Fitness Trainer
Graduation Year: 2017

The program is one of a kind in California, and very competitive. It sufficiently prepares you for a career in the athletic training setting.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Teaching
Graduation Year: 2014

I thoroughly enjoy the California Baptist University Education Graduate Program because do the small classes and tight network. The professors truly do make an effort to ensure that all students understand the material and they strive to create a successful and educational environment at all times. All graduate school faculty and staff members did their best to ensure open lines of communication, which resulted in a great educational experience for all students within the program.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Forensic Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

Definitely a great program that offers endless support and attention to student needs.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

A graduate program may be seen as a major goal or a stepping stone for those who want to continue with his or her education. The pros are endless including the opportunity to open an array of job qualifications. The cons of a graduate program is the intensity of which is at time difficult to maintain between life and work. I see my graduate program as a stepping stone which will allow me to someday obtain my ultimate goal of achieving a doctorate level degree.
3.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2014

The pros of the program is one: they have an ECS Masters. That's awesome. They offer online classes for the working professional. It is a fast-paced, quick to finish track, which I happen to love. The cons- having to buy multiple books for classes that we don't use. We may look at second book once?? Also, many have asked me what my thesis is or what is my cumulative project needed to complete my masters. We don't have one for this program and I am not sure if that is a good thing. When people ask what you are doing for your thesis paper and you say you didn't have to do one?
4.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2015

The reputation of CBU's education graduate program is unbelievable. Every school district in the surrounding area is constantly calling CBU for soon to be graduates. I am excited to be attending such a highly regarded school. I know it will be easy to be hired and I will have been prepared by the great faculty and staff.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2014

CBUs online program for my Masters is great. I am able to work with students from across the United States. My professors are easily accessible and are willing to assist us no matter what. The one con is that the program is an all online program so that being able to actually work with our peers one-on-one is not obtainable.
2.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: English
Graduation Year: 2014

CalBaptist is full of friendly, supportive professors and staff who are also very intelligent--you're really stretched and encouraged to grow as a student and a person. The small class sizes encourage community and rapport between students and faculty alike, and that in turn provides good job and networking opportunities. However, some of the professors--by far the minority--don't seem to take their jobs as seriously as they could... But even that has a good side, since it causes students to rely on each other, building community and creating discourse. California Baptist is of course a Christian university, first and foremost, and most of the time this just creates a harmonious working and learning environment, however from time to time it seems too religiously focused, excluded other points of view. Financial aid is also not well supported--only loans/private financing are available to students, who must seek elsewhere for scholarships and grants, unlike in public universities or even most private ones.
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